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For twenty-seven years running, the University of Waterloo has ranked first in Canada as most innovative university.

Waterloo is pleased to provide the President's Graduate Scholarship (PGS) to outstanding graduate students who hold major federally and provincially funded competition-based scholarships.

Do you want to be a part of the University of Waterloo graduate studies community? Explore more than 180+ master's and doctoral programs on our Discover Graduate Studies website.

  1. Dec. 13, 2018PhD candidate wins President's Community Impact AwardRobin Mazumder

    Launched in 2017, the annual President’s Community Impact Awards recognize and celebrate those who embody the spirit of innovation and contribute to making Waterloo region strong and prosperous.

  2. Dec. 14, 2018Grad students and alumni win big at the 23rd Velocity Fund Finals

    Graduate students and graduate alumni were well represented in the 23rdVelocity Fund Finals, where finalists present a three-minute pitch for the chance to win a $25K or $5K prize!

  3. Dec. 11, 2018A new website for Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs

    Welcome to the new site!

    The Graduate Studies website has undergone a transformation! The name of the site has been changed to Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, and we have collapsed content from several of our other existing websites, including the following:

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  1. Dec. 18, 2018Professional Skills Foundations: Introductory Workshopprofessional skills development

    This introductory workshop is a requirement for participating in the Professional Skills Foundations program, a new professional skills credential for graduate students at the University of Waterloo. 

  2. Dec. 21, 2018Grad writing café (every Tuesday and Friday!)

    Write together. Connect to our grad writing community to stay focused and motivated!

    Tuesdays & Fridays  9 am –  12 pm, SCH 228F

    Writing regularly helps with productivity and motivation. The Writing and Communication Centre hosts weekly group writing sessions for grad students. These loosely-structured sessions are designed to help grad students connect to a larger writing community, stay focused, and to keep making writing progress.

  3. Jan. 8, 2019Professional Skills Foundations: Introductory WorkshopProfessional skills development logo

    This introductory workshop is a requirement for participating in the Professional Skills Foundations program, a new professional skills credential for graduate students at the University of Waterloo. 

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  1. Oct. 31, 2018Cross-cultural leadership from Canada to France to China and back: My Mitacs journey as a global citizenJustine Salam with Globalink Research Interns in Niagara Falls

    This post originally appeared on the Mitacs blog.

    In Summer 2016, I took a three-month paid position as a mentor for Mitacs ... My mentor experience at Mitacs not only shaped me into a leader, emotional supporter, and global citizen, but it also transformed us as we moved from mentor-mentees into peers.

  2. Oct. 16, 2018Collective Competition: The Value of (totally platonic and in no way romantic) Academic Life Partners Paula, Devon, and Becky at congress 2018

    Upon my entry to the PhD program three years ago, graduate students were cautioned during orientation that grad school—well, academia in general—can be isolating and therefore a real challenge to one's mental health. [...] Little did I know when sitting through those early fire-and-brimstone orientation sessions, I was also sitting adjacent to someone that I would come to refer to adoringly as my "academic life partner".

  3. Sep. 25, 2018GRADventure profile: Justine SalamJustine Salam

    I am a University of Waterloo PhD candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. My research is on oil governance in Alberta, especially the role played by corporate actors, government, NGOs, and civil society groups in making policy. I am also a racket and water sport enthusiast, so I love swimming, kayaking, scuba-diving, and badminton.

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